from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- LakeBalaton A lake of west-central Hungary southwest of Budapest. It is the largest lake in central Europe, with many tourist and health resorts.
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- proper n. a freshwater lake in Hungary
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- n. a large shallow lake in western Hungary
Ultimately from the Slavic word for “mud; swamp”; compare Old Church Slavonic блато. (Wiktionary)